A Geography of Haarth: The Anchor
Now the series returns to gazette the geography of Daughter Of Blood (The Wall Of Night Book Three.) The new series will include updates of previous entries as well as new listings. Today we have a new listing. 😉
The Anchor: a Grayharbor inn
The Anchor was comfortable, rather than well-appointed, but the innwife looked him over with care before confirming that she had both a room and stabling for the horses. The tariff fitted the unpretentious style of the accommodation, but Kalan was grateful to have both his share of the Caer Argent tourney prize and the journey money Lord Falk had given him. He had known the castellan was being generous, paying him a knight’s fee for his service between Summer’s Eve and Midsummer, on top of the Aldermere revenue that was his by right. Nonetheless, he would need to be careful if he had to wait long for a Sea House vessel, then buy passage to the Wall for himself and two horses.
“We’re plain here, both the rooms and the food, which comes at set hours if you want it.” The innwife’s look sharpened as she handed him a room key. “And we’re no Marlinspike. We’ll not have abuse or brawling in common room or yard.”
Kalan thought she looked brawny enough to deal with disorderly guests at need, although he was also forming an unflattering picture of the Derai warriors who had arrived in port before him.
~ from Daughter Of Blood: The Wall of Night Book Three; Chapter 6 — The Pastry Thief